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    Simply the best dogs! <3

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    These two dogs and doing stuff with them! and fishing.

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  1. Belly Bands - Pros and Cons?

    I like the idea of trying some indoor pee trays - I can see that as being a "reminder" to him about going to the toilet in appropriate locations so he may start peeing opportunistically in those when he passes it versus holding it to when he's incredibly full and needs to release it. Plus you can have multiple ones around the house for more mini breaks, reducing the load of any accidents. How does he tell you when he does need to go outside? Could you start teaching him new ways to ask to go outside? e.g. bells, the recordable buttons. Having a variety of ways to ask to go outside might help counteract some effects of dementia? I feel like i read somewhere that new tricks etc. help keep brains sharp.
  2. Best Online Program

    I like fenzi dog sports academy - their next “semester” of courses open next week. It’s got a huge variety of options (multiple sports, behaviour, grooming etc) all ranging from beginner basics to technical specifics. All taught by a variety of qualified professionals. inbetween courses (they go for 6 weeks or so) they have webinars (2 hour lessons) and mini courses (go for a week). https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/schedule-and-syllabus sign ups open for next semester on May 22 for a 1 June start
  3. Elbow dysplasia and obedience training

    I think it would be best to take him to your vet to assess him with your intended activities in mind - even with gradings the capability of each dog would be individual and depend on the rest of his confo as to how drilling position changes and jumping may affect him. sounds handsome tho.
  4. You are near me! I use four trainers across two dogs lol - but I think these two are closest to you: So Canine Clubhouse has a great young dog program on working on both socialising -puppy playing with the training skills: https://www.canineclubhouse.com.au/ - their classes are currently running with social distancing in place. you might like that, because they rotate between puppy playing manners and obedience stuff multiple times in classes. Lots of introducing your young dogs to novel objects and noises. He also has a teenage dog socialising course for those of us who want to help our dogs be dog park dogs (I did this with thyme, it was very helpful!) ((bonus is the daycare service they run as well) Edit: Link to the puppy classes and the socialisation classes - these particular classes are still running over social iso Next closest is Dog Solutions https://www.dogsolutions.com.au/ - i haven't seen this one's puppy classes, but their adult classes are really well run for teaching life manners, calmness around other dogs and listening to owners - i've observed a few group sessions before signing up. Edit: Currently running social iso puppy classes with in person classes organised for transition out of iso For this trainer, I use them for one on one fear behaviroual challenges and they've been really great for that. So training sessions out in the street, where they have demo dogs going past and tell us what to do and help us practice things in a controlled safe environment. You might like something more like that. Both of those above work with quite challenging dogs - so you won't be kicked out of any puppy schools for having a terrier act like a terrier. They're both super nice and understanding people. One of them is doing a social iso separation anxiety course I think, I'll go look over fb to link you. (Edit: they both have social iso things going on, so i've added a link each to their pages above so you can see which one you might like more. Or be a two-timer like me and get both lol) Then I have two obedience trainers, but I don't think that's what you're looking for, from the sounds of it? One is pro dog parks but ANKC run so won't be open for awhile and the other is anti dog parks and does group classes so prob won't be open for awhile.
  5. Dog Burn

    Dog's don't demonstrate pain the way people do under the hardened numb skin is likely an infection growing - get him into the vet now to save yourself a giant vet bill in a couple of weeks. You don't want the chronic infections and the behavioural changes that will follow.
  6. Step 1. Your friend who brought the chickens in needs to invest in a better coop fence - ideally a double fence set up with an enclosed roof. Or you're going to just keep losing the chickens to staffies, foxes, cats, birds of prey etc. Management of environment is the utmost importance and electric fences are frankly pretty useless on worked up dogs. Can you show us a photo of the coop/run set up and we can provide resources on how to improve it?
  7. Using Sanding Blocks on Dog's Nails?

    Practice with the dremmel on some wood first, to get used to the movement. when i used it for dogs, i used the attachment scratch linked and it works really well. You can muffle the sound somewhat by wrapping it in a tea towel. I didn't find either dogs bothered by the sound of it beyond the initial suspiciousness.
  8. Kelpie Rescue or Breeder in Vic?

    Same reason I assume my breeders had me fill out a 4 page form - to be reassured the dog is going to a home with an income. Have you tried directly messaging them ? Or are you contacting by way of applying to a dog first up? It might make your way easier if you have your initial contact to be super open ended. e.g. "do you have time for a phone call to discuss a couple of your dogs?"
  9. Kelpie Rescue or Breeder in Vic?

    Pawfect Pals has an adult kelpie right now - friendly and trained They are in Melbourne and are a smaller rescue so hopefully have the time for you They have some other kelpies too, if you want to touch base with them.
  10. Lameness in 13.5 yo husky

    I've seen people use booties for better traction on elderly dogs, could that perhaps help him? There's also help up/support harnesses for older dogs with handles - so you are able to help them out with tricky balance things like stares or going to the toilet. Maybe one of those?
  11. Dogwise is making six ebooks available for free over the coming weeks! Dog InSight by Pamela Reid. From Hoofbeats to Dogsteps by Rachel Page Elliott. When Your Dog Has Cancer by Lola Ball. Vising the Dog Park by Cheryl Smith. Gentle Hands Off Dog Training by Sarah Whitehead. How to Foster Dogs by Pat Miller.
  12. Using Sanding Blocks on Dog's Nails?

    I preferred the 80 grit on my dogs when they were self-filing with a nail board. I sometimes use roughly 100 grit with a human industrial nail file (good for smoothing edges). I got sick of buying sandpaper so now I've got a DiggerDog. Same concept, longerlasting. As in, I've had mine about 6 months or so now and it's still going strong. When it wears down I can just purchase a new sheet for it https://www.facebook.com/diggerdognailfile/
  13. Regular Online delivery

    I use hello fresh it’s kind of food delivery? a friend gave me a discount code a few months ago and it was so convenient I never cancelled. it’s a recipe food delivery. So I pick my recipes for the upcoming week from a selection. And how many serves.I get the groceries to make them delivered on a nominated day. Then I cook it myself. cons: more plastic packaging than I’d like theyre a bit stingy on the herbs. So now I have a herb garden to supplement overall, pretty pleased. I have discount codes if anyone wants to test it out. oh I still need to buy things like milk, butter, eggs, oil, vinegar.
  14. Greyhounds

    oh they're precious!
  15. I'm a fan of buying those "freeze dried" dog foods and scattering them as novel seasoning onto food. They come in all sorts, but that tripe is the favourite in our house (smells in the warm weather though) I don't rehydrate them, I just scatter them on and use as light weight bonus treats.